Leif Enger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Virgil Wander: The new novel By Leif Enger

 
 

WHEN YOU NEED A BIT OF LIFT IN BAD TIMES

WHY I CARRY A KITE WITH ME EVERYWHERE

— an essay

 
 
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Peace Like a River

The quiet Midwestern life of eleven-year-old Reuben Land is upended when his older brother Davy kills two marauders who have come to harm the family. The morning of his sentencing, Davy–a hero to some, a cold-blooded murderer to others–escapes from his cell, and the Land family sets out in search of him.

 
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So Brave Young and Handsome

In 1915 Minnesota, Monte Becket—“a man fading, a disappointer of persons”—has lost his sense of purpose. His only success long behind him, Monte lives a simple life with his loving wife and whipsmart son. But when he befriends outlaw Glendon Hale, a new world of opportunity and experience presents itself.